I've got a few PMs like that, and I never fell for it. Though once with the threating PMs that tell you you will get banned, but I got scared and logged off instead and didn't play gaia for 2 months. xd that was stupid of me.
to the Moderators who made this thread happen: thank you so much. lots of my friends fall for this kind of stuff, and this will help a lot for them and me. for them that actually bother to click a sticky, that is. biggrin